In case you are wondering, I am still recovering from my post-Rosh-HaShana cold, but we are already past Yom Kippur (which was the most difficult fast I've ever done in my life, including the times when I was pregnant and/or nursing), and going full steam ahead to Sukkot. We spent a busy morning in the kitchen today, making challah for the holiday, and by and by I also got the soup going for today's dinner. The day is sunshiny and breezy, there is washing on the line, and the cooking schedule is full. Tomorrow I plan to make pot-roast chicken legs with plenty of veggies, peppers stuffed with rice and meat, and our perennial eggplant dip.
And, just because this is my biased and unprofessional blog, on which I can write whatever, whenever and however I want, I will take advantage of that and just voice a few thoughts that have popped into my head lately.
* People (at least in my country) are more shocked by other people choosing to educate their children at home, than by same-sex relationships (marriages?.. unions?.. I truly don't know how to define it...). Don't you think there is something disturbing about this fact?
* A mother who chooses to stay home with her children is either pitied or thought to be incapable of anything "better", but someone who chooses not to have a family and focus on her career until it's nearly too late (and in some cases it is too late), is praised for her determination.
* Many people think of how to earn more, while forgetting how to spend less - in fact, saving is better than earning, because you don't pay taxes for money you don't spend!
I will leave you with these random thoughts and head back to the kitchen to check on the soup, fold the laundry, give the chickens their afternoon meal, etc. I hope you are all passing smoothly into autumn (spring, in the southern hemisphere), and enjoying every bit of seasonal delights it brings. I hope to be able to catch up, at some point in the near future, with all my emails and blogs I long to visit, but simply didn't have time to do so lately.